This week we focus on Gov. Brown’s push to establish a new online-only community college.  His proposal has generated both interest and controversy (read story). November 30 was the deadline for submitting alternative strategies to the governor for how to establish the online college he has in mind.

EdSource executive director Louis Freedberg talks with California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley about the online college, and the huge population of “stranded workers” it is aimed at.

Also, Jory Hadsell, executive director of the Online Education Initiative of the California Community Colleges, talks about why online classes work better for several categories of students — and the 700,000 community college students who are already taking online courses.

In a major development this coming week the California Department of Education is expected to finally release the California School Dashboard which has been under development for several years.  EdSource Editor-At-Large John Fensterwald talks with Josh Daniels of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence about how the new support system will work.

Produced by Sarah Tan